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Military Women and Military Spouses -- build your business with an entrepreneur brigade! Let's meet for structured but informal work sessions to improve your business growth strategies and connect with other women to form a formidable business network. We created this meetup for entrepreneurial-minded women within the U.S. military community. Whether you are an aspiring business owner or have had your business for years, you will make valuable connections to grow your business. Events may be hosted across the country.

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CAMEO's WOVEN - Protect Your Business from Cyber Predators

CAMEO's WOVEN - Meetup - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners Special Learning Event Wed. Mar 6,[masked]:00- 11:00 am PST (online) | Pacific Time FREE == PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM CYBER PREDATORS Discussion Topics: -Why your small business is a target -Cybersecurity tips to prevent a business catatrosphe -Data Protection Must Do's This session is led by Melanie Rae, creator of the national GUIDED Business Plan training platform. As an instructional designer, she has created entrepreneur education courses for utilities and government agencies to empower their smaller vendors to "protect their supply chain" with business continuity strategies. == MEETING LOGIN INFO To be added - please check your confirmation email closer to the date. == This meetup is sponsored by: CAMEO Guided Business Plan Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

CAMEO's WOVEN - BEFORE you open a retail store, cafe or salon...do this!

CAMEO's WOVEN - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners Monthly Virtual Meetup Wed. Mar 6,[masked]:00- 1:00 pm PST (online) | Pacific Time 1st Wednesday of each month - RSVP required FREE == TOPIC COMMON MISTAKES WHEN OPENING A RETAIL LOCATION (store, cafe, salon, venue, other) plus tips to transition to an employer Discussion Topics: Learn from US Air Force veteran Alicia Ogozaly who transitioned from a jet fighter mechanic to the owner of a three-location beauty salon. She will share tips to a smoother grand opening than what she had. Alicia will also tell you how she learned to trust her staff so she could expand to a new state. If you are thinking about opening a brick and motar or are hiring employees and contractors soon, Alicia can provide you insight from a unique perspective. == MEETING LOGIN INFO Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

CAMEO's WOVEN Meetup - Crafting a Brand (near LAX)

CAMEO's WOVEN - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners Monthly Local Meetup Sat. Mar 9,[masked]:30- 11:30 am PST 2nd Saturday of each month - RSVP required Starbucks 2263 E. Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA (depending on the weather we will be inside or on the patio) FREE - we start promptly at 0930 hours == TOPIC: CRAFTING YOUR BRAND Discussion Topics: Colors, font, logo, website and other design elements make your company more trustworthy. Gain more clients by adding simple tweaks to your look. Join us to develop a brand style sheet to improve your first impression. We'll also discuss sales goals for 2019! LOCATION Free parking is available. Free Starbucks beverages for all attendees. CONTACT Melanie Rae CAMEO's WOVEN, Program Director Founder+Author, GuidedBusinessPlan [masked] Day of phone:[masked] NOTE: Please open confirmation emails. Thanks! == WHY JOIN OUR FREE GROUP Each meetup has a theme to build your sales confidence so you can ASK for more from lenders, investors and customers. We put you in touch with local resources to help you connect with your ideal customer, research your costs, find vendors to make your job easier plus more. === FOUR REASONS TO JOIN OUR MEETUP Here are just a few of the milestones achieved by our CAMEO’s WOVEN members: -Avis, USAF, practiced her pitch with us and won $5,000 in a VWISE competition for her clothing line for women affected by cancer. -Barbara won $500 during a pitch competition at our WOVEN Holiday Brunch for her travel industry app. -Alicia, USAF, is our Arizona-based member who opened a store-front for her microblading and skincare salon. As an aircraft mechanic, her skin broke out and she found a solution that gave her near-flawless skin so she studied cosmetology and opened Exclusive Beauty. She has received feedback to increase her customer base. She is flying out to be with us on August 18th! -Joshica, USAF, has been featured on Etsy twice as a best seller. Through WOVEN she has been introduced to beauty industry leaders who have offered to mentor her. She joined Pacific Coast Regional SBDC and has received hours of help with her business plan at no cost to her. ===

CAMEO’s WOVEN Connects – at Patriotic Hall

1816 S Figueroa St

CAMEO's WOVEN - a program of CAMEO (microbiz.org) for Military-Connected Women Business Owners Wed., Mar. 20,[masked]:00- 7:30 pm PST LOCATION Patriotic Hall 1816 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015 FREE == DISCUSSION - TRANSITIONING FROM EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR Sometimes you just want to be around others who are going through the same challenges you are…and get ideas to overcome them! U.S. military veteran Dr. Yvette Harris will host an intimate discussion with military-connected women who are in business or are thinking about starting one. She recently transitioned from an educator at public and private institutions to the owner of a consulting firm bidding on contracts with government agencies. Bring your “how do I” business questions and get ready to meet ambitious women on their entrepreneur journey. FREE...dinner and childcare...must RSVP This meetup is sponsored by: CAMEO Women Vets On Point US Vets Guided Business Plan == Day of contact number:[masked] Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

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